working to help him find himself in this world -- deaths of a father, a brother, a beloved sister, more surgeries and recoveries, a son in a struggle with addiction. and i haven't even gotten to the joys, not talked about the celebrations of life, the friendships, the gatherings of family, and the great and enduring spiritual quest. if i am doomed to write of sentiment, then let it be said that i also write of blessing, all of it, the pain, fear, anguish, laughter, whimsy, joy, blessings all, because you arrived in my life with an expectation of blessing, a sure belief that there is nothing but abundance and our job is to face it all with gratitude." >> "a sure belief that there's nothing but abundance." >> well, you know, brueggemann writes about the theology of scarcity. the theology of abundance.